|Don't forget all the boxes over here >>>>>>>>>>>>|
In any case, I did manage to get a few board games in with co-workers at the mostly-regular Wed lunch group. I think maybe 3 sessions of playing 7 Wonders. Pretty good game and I think very accessible to new people once you get them to understand that it really doesn't "hurt" you to ask questions (ie, asking what a card does really doesn't give away your strategy or anything).
Ok, ok, ok. There has been some sins committed, so confession time I guess...
I fell a bit off the wagon in regards to kickstarter (I've personally been very anti-kickstarter lately and even have a partially written post on the subject, but I keep re-writing it). Anyway, 2 particular kickstarters really grabbed my attention and caused me to waiver. The first, End of the Line - Post-Apocalyptic Family Survival hit too many sweet spots for me to pass: screw your neighbor (actually, screw yourself to screw your neighbor), post-apocalypse and a really great sounding creator. It really was the creator's, Seppy Yoon, interviews on the D6G and Nerdherders that sold me on backing this game. The interviews can be found here and here respectively.
|End of the Line - Post-Apocalyptic Family Survival|
Also part of the reason I was willing to back these support these projects is that they really felt like projects that would not have come about without a platform like kickstarter.
And lastly, I cashed in a big amount of credit with CoolStuffInc. It is an old credit from when I traded in my Vs CCG collection. This was back when CSI used to sell (some) miniatures. As you may or may not know, they no longer sell "miniatures." So a few compounded factors lead me to go ahead and spend it all: my credit was nearly two years old, they do have FFG "miniatures" (aka X-wing, Armada, Imperial Assault, etc) and that the new Asmodee distrubtion rules are about to take affect (which may have an affect on FFG online pricing). So now I have Mice & Mystics (see previous comment about something to introduce to my daughter), a bunch of new Star Wars Armada (ok, everything thru Wave 2, with some repeats and absolutely no idea what I will ever do with it - but it's Star Wars!) and a bunch of new Star Wars Imperial Assault (again, no idea what I will ever do with it - but it's Star Wars!).
Anyway, I'm off to Adepticon next week for some much needed fun! This year, I'm back to my rotation where I am taking nothing! Everything I am participating in is either a one-off, with materials supplied, or a hobby seminar. I don't really know why I ever deviate from this approach at conventions as it provides me the most enjoyment (tried and true). It should be a great way to get back in the hobby-ing spirit after the two month moving lull.